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Gordon Sanders milking

Gordon Sanders milking Reynards Park, Ashreigney, April 1978 More like this

Bill Cooke and his cows, Colehouse

Bill Cooke and his cows, Colehouse near, Riddlecombe, February 1975 More like this

The Mayor's Parade

The Mayor's Parade Torrington, April 1978 More like this

Wilfred Pengelly milking a Jersey cow

Wilfred Pengelly milking a Jersey cow Woolleigh Barton, Beaford, August 1975 More like this

Alf Pugsley moving a shed in case of...

Alf Pugsley moving a shed in case of... Lower Langham,..., February 1978 More like this

Corn stook

Corn stook Woolleigh Barton, Beaford, August 1974 More like this

George Ayre ploughing

George Ayre ploughing Ashwell, Dolton, March 1976 More like this

Sheep resting in the heat of May

Sheep resting in the heat of May Halsdon, Dolton, April 1980 More like this

Seymour Husbands ploughing with horses

Seymour Husbands ploughing with horses Sandy Park Farm, Charles, June 1975 More like this

Olive Balkwill of Sheepwash

Olive Balkwill of Sheepwash Sheepwash, July 1974 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

Image of James Ravilious
by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

High quality prints of the images on this website can be purchased online, please see individual images for details.

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